The worst part in all of this is that Billick actually stayed with Lewis yesterday as the feature back, feeding him the ball over and over again, and not spelling him for Taylor - Taylor only had 2 carries.
This from Fanball:
Oct 24 Ravens coach Brian Billick wasn't real happy following another lifeless performance by the running game in a 10-6 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. "We have to be able to run the ball to be good, there's no two ways about that," Billick told the Baltimore Sun. "The most disappointing thing was our inability to sustain anything running the ball." Starting running back Jamal Lewis was so ineffective averaging just 2.3 yards per carry that the Bears didn't even stack the line to stop the run.
Views: The Ravens face the Steelers twice, Bengals twice, and Jaguars once over the next five weeks so clearly the schedule isn't going to get any easier for the ground game. For fantasy owners who invested an early pick in Lewis we are as frustrated as you are. If his lackluster play continues, the Ravens will have no choice but to work backup Chester Taylor into a more significant role.
Jamal has a nice playoff schedule against Minnesota and Green Bay, but I think the chances that he's still the starter in week 15 are slim. Taylor has simply been more effective. Even in his two runs in the Bears game, he outperformed Lewis - 2 carries for 21 yards (1 for 7, 1 for 14).
But that's just my opinion - although, I am a Lewis owner, and someone else snagged Taylor in the draft before I could handcuff him. So, I feel your pain. I don't think Lewis is droppable right now, given that he has almost no trade value, there's always the possibility that he turns it around, and the waiver wire is sure to very thin right now if you play in a competitive league.
If you believe a deity, now's about the time to be asking for help on this... otherwise, you're stuck holding onto this seeming dead-weight who has found himself a permanent position on my bench.